Vikings Of Skate is an old school skateboarding brand with Viking blood selling t-shirts, posters and caps. VOS is about authenticity, creative expression and not following main stream conventions.
When skateboarding first took off in 1970s UK it was a niche thing, on the fringes of society. You often had to travel to another town to find a skatepark, unlike LA we had no empty pools. In those days we did things because they were fun and challenging not because it appeared cool to others. And needless to say we were too busy skateboarding to be taking photos. Mobiles, computers and the web were some way off.
The VOS name is a quote from Dogtown legend Tony Alva. He was describing how pioneering skaters were in the 70’s. It was many years later the VOS founder met Tony who said Vikings Of Skate t-shirts were cool.
The founder of VOS twice met and skated with Shogo Kubo another original Dogtown legend. VOS t-shirts were owned by other American skateboarding legends most notably the late Dogtown bad boy Jay AdamsSadly both of these legends have now passed away.